Index of Names in Irish Annals: Daniél

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 07 October 2006

Masculine Given Names: Daniél


What we know as a set of Irish Annals are manuscripts that were each compiled during a particular time period, usually using older material as sources. For example, when the Annals of the Four Masters were written from 1632 to 1636, they covered events that occurred centuries and millenia before (including legendary history). So, when an entry in this set of annals refers to a person who lived in the year 738, the spelling used for that person's name is very likely not using the spelling that would have been used in 738.

Standard forms of this name (based on spelling systems of different periods) would be:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 11
Found in Years: 659, 660, 673, 675, 731, 736, 761, 768, 773, 777, 861, 866, 868, 918, 1234, 1264

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Daniél, may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

In the table below, I have separated individuals with a blank line. That is, when there are multiple entries in the annals that refer to a single person, those entries are grouped together.

Within the list of entries refering to a single person, I have sorted the entries primarily by orthography when it is obvious that what I am seeing is the same entry showing up in multiple annals. The entries that tend to use older spellings are listed first.

Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.

ANindicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family
ASindicates an Anglo-Saxon
Nindicates a Norseman
Pindicates a Pict
Rindicates a person holding a religious office
Sindicates a person from Scotland

NOTE: The Annals referenced below under the code letters A, B, C, E, & F tend to use later spellings than the other Annals. In some cases, the spellings listed in these Annals may not be appropriate for the year referenced in the Annal entry.

In some Gaelic scripts, there is a character that looks approximately like a lowercase f, but without the crossbar. This character (represented by an underscored , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 659-660)
UU660.1RDaniel episcopus Cinn Garadh
TT660.2RDainel espoc Cind Garadh
CSCS660RDaniel episcopus Cinn Garad
AM659.2RDainiel, epscop Cinn Garadh
(d. ?)
UU675.3Nóe m. Danel
TT675.3Noi maic Dainel
AM673.2Noe, mac Daniel
(d. 731-736)
UU736.4RDanel m. Colmain Indinin, abb Aird Breccain
AM731.4RDainel, mac Colmain, abb Aird Brecáin
(d. 761)
II761.1RDanieil, abb Ruis Chré
(d. 768-773)
UU773.2R?Daniel nepos Foileni, scriba Letubai
AM768.3R?Daniel ua Foilene, scribhneóir Lethabhai
(d. 777)
AM777.6RDaniel ua Aithmit, abb Dairinsi
(d. 861)
CSCS660RDaniel h. Luaitide abb Corcaighe et Lis Moir
AM861.3RDainiel ua Liaithide, abb Corcaighe & Lis Móir
(d. 866-868)
UU868.3RDaníel, abbas Glinne Da Lache & Tamlachtae
CSCS868RDaniel ab Glinne da Locha
AM866.4RDainiel, abb Glinne Dá Locha, & Tamhlachta
(d. 918)
UU918.2R?Dainel Cluana Coirpthe, sencha amhra ["Dainél of Cluain Coirpthe, a wonderful custodian of historical lore"]
(d. ?)
LCLC1234.9RMail Isa mac Dainiel h-I Gormshúiligh, prióir Innsi mic Néirin ar Loch Cé
(d. 1264)
II1264.2RDaniel, epscop Cluana

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